By now I’m sure you’re aware that the new series of Doctor Who episodes isn’t likely to air before August 2014 and I’m certain you’re none too happy about it. Today BBC Worldwide and Titan Comics announced a team up to produce all-new stories featuring both the Tenth Doctor and the Eleventh Doctor with Twelfth Doctor stories coming after the premiere of the new series.
Based on the way it’s worded it looks like fans will be getting stories featuring Ten and Eleven well before the new series begins! While it’s not television episodes, it’s one hell of a nice surprise to know we’ll be getting brand new adventures aboard the TARDIS instead of another seven months of timeless void.
Read the full press release below and you’ll see what I mean.
DOCTOR WHO REGENERATES WITH TITAN COMICS
BBC Worldwide and Titan Comics team up for all-new Doctor Who comic book adventures
New York, NY – January 21, 2014 – In the universe of Doctor Who, regenerations bring not only a new Doctor but often a fresh look and feel to the series … and BBC Worldwide is bringing that same approach to Doctor Who comics as it signs a new deal with Titan Comics. The deal will open up the world of Doctor Who and provide fans with new stand alone adventures featuring the Tenth Doctor, Eleventh Doctor and after the new series launch, the Twelfth Doctor. Creative and production teams will be announced in the coming weeks and the first comic books will be released in 2014.
The Doctor Who Christmas special, The Time of the Doctor, saw Matt Smith’s Eleventh Doctor regenerated into the Twelfth Doctor, played by Peter Capaldi. The next season is now in production and will premiere in 2014. In 2013, Doctor Who set ratings and social media records for BBC AMERICA.
Doctor Who is sold to over 200 territories across the world and last year was awarded the Guinness World Record for the largest TV drama simulcast ever after the 50th Anniversary special was broadcast to 98 countries at the same time as well in thousands of cinemas across the globe.
Titan Comics is the comics and graphic novel division of global publishing giant Titan, a pioneer that has proven itself over three decades with internationally-recognized brands such as James Bond and Sherlock Holmes, as well as creator-owned successes like Tank Girl, Lenore, and Death Sentence. Titan’s magazine division is the largest publisher of licensed entertainment properties in the US.
About BBC Worldwide Americas:
BBC Worldwide is the main commercial arm and a wholly-owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). BBC Worldwide Americas brings together all of BBC Worldwide businesses across North and South America. The company exists to maximize the value of the BBC’s assets for the benefit of the UK license payer, and invests in public service programming in return for rights. The company has five core businesses: Channels, Content & Production, Sales & Distribution, Consumer Products and Digital. Under these businesses fall two key brands in the U.S. – digital cable channel BBC AMERICA and BBC Worldwide Productions, the production arm responsible for the smash hit Dancing with the Stars.
About Titan Comics
Titan Comics offers astounding creator-owned comics and graphic novels from new and world-renowned talent, alongside the world’s greatest licensed properties and classic graphic novels remastered for brand-new audiences.
Titan is one of the most successful independent publishing operations in the US, with a recent six-week run at #1 in the New York Times bestseller list.